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Old 06-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Well I have been a member of this forum for a few years now but finally went turbo last year. I purchased my setup from akaryrye last spring and installed it during spring break of last year. The setup is as follows:

FM cast mani with a Tial 38mm EWG fitted to it
A T3 garret turbo from a nissan 280zx, .60/.48
2.5 inch DP with an EWG dump tube
3 inch enthuza exhaust with a 3 inch test pipe with and a magnaflow muffler
18x12x3 CXracing IC with 2 inch hot side and 2.5 inch cold side
550cc RX7 redtop injectors
MSPNP
Turbosmart MBC
Egay shitty HKS BOV- de-finned
AEM electronic boost gauge and WB
ebay oil catch can
FM level one clutch kit

I first installed the turbo kit last year and ran it for about a month and a half at 5 pounds of boost. I then installed a 10pound spring. On the first drive on the highway i floored it and the car felt very fast and i knew something was wrong once i looked at my boost gauge and it hit about 18 psi. I cruised on the highway until the next gas station and the car felt fine but as i got out of the car to inspect what was going on i heard the dreaded knock knock knock and knew the motor was toast. I still don't know what exactly went wrong in the motor but I'm pretty sure it spun a bearing, will take that apart some day. the culprit ended up being a melted/cracked signal line to the WG. Replaced the motor and all has been well since then untill about 6 months ago.
The car felt very quick at 10-11 pounds but then over the winter the clutch started to slip and i was very confused as to why because i knew that i was not making over 300 ft/lbs like the clutch is rated for. Once i turned the boost back down to WG pressure on the MBC the car did not slip anymore and have been driving with it like that since. I contacted FM and he told me to check the clutch slave cylinder to see if i could push it in by hand and if I couldn't then it was not adjusted properly. I don't really understand what he meant by this, could anyone elaborate on this? and how do i adjust it? The clutch slave and master cylinder were both replaced when i did the clutch install.
Thats pretty much it, just need to get this clutch problem situated and can turn the boost back up. god the car just isn't the same at 5 psi
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how big is it?
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
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how big is it?
I mean I know we both have miatas but I don't swing that way....

on a serious note, how big is what...?
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